Support For Families


P-EBT is a new and temporary food benefit to help families buy groceries because schools were closed due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

P-EBT is for all K-12 students in Washington State regardless of citizenship or immigration status. The only requirement is a child must be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. You must apply by August 31st, 2020, or before the start of the 2020–21 school year (whichever is later).

How do I apply for P-EBT?
There are two ways to apply:
  1. Online: (on the application, choose ‘Pandemic EBT — Emergency School Meals Program’ box in the Food Assistance section) OR
  2. Call: 877–501–2233 (DSHS Customer Service Contact Center — Language translation available)
To apply, for each child you need to know:
  • Name of your child’s school or school district
  • Your child’s first and last name as it appears on school enrollment records
  • Child’s date of birth